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NUMBER 11,607. ' I T WAS#JNGTON, SATURDAY EVENING, JULY 31, M. (Q IIml THREE CENTS Today -maerly.. "e work. fusr orsr Yems ,. lesmphiel, .t the M r 4 das of 1'7, Wedd a g a serAgs tibeek fpe.s, "Tew.fese Yestsrday," It s a fsts ttUS s meitaism by yemng ad e st 6 say, "If enly I eseM 1hu yestesdy and its mil it "teewse's yestar dwatthat is the may impoNsts ans ye wie.to whih pas at Franes and an ed are 311111 a yham nder the with a at F rance has . 0ets4!y5 resa her carnal f eer edneve in war. fast: lapte i In the Preaahdeasated go t yhave "ebilt SOME et We f'ac tLpsseese of the shurehes, aad sene .of tae dwellags, but they haee-s, epry one of the Is AMasria the biggest city and m smaller eities need more and ber schools but neglect the work t eudht to be most important. enals, from the Lakes to the Gulf, via the MissippI valley, and eastward to the Atlan US. We talk, but do little. In the ~ar, ,or a few mosths, wel &- so much to be stolen, so such more to be wasted, that we recover more slowly than other matlons at war for five years. A little grocer, named Lessen, nod a serious mistake and Is now in JUL to stay two years. Lessen bearded two hundred thousand pends of sugar, and was antioi pating pleasant profiteering. Poolish Lessen should have known that profiteering at retail is dangerous. Had he gone in on a big scale, dealing in millions of tons instead of thousands of pouads, co-operating with others to *atrol the entire world sugar ail y, putting the price from five costs up to twenty-five cents, be wow d have been quite safe. If you preeeir, do it thoroughly. YOU read that a baby lion has besm,..ern, behind iron bgrs, on a esma1* floor .at the ,ronx zoo, A4 deit re o l s , l h H e m t eM the other world. . Th .lion cub, son of 4kbar and lenc vduber mated hltoricallt, is i0ooned do a sad; strange life. No Jiagle or desert or antelope for him. He is so far from freedom that be would not reach it if he goo out of his chge. Soon, worst of all, he will not want freedom. He will simply roar for his meat, be content to eat it and fight and tangle. Not wanting to be free Is *orse than slavery. Is there any connection between the lips cub in the Zoo, unnatural life. apd the career of the eighteen yo u th killed by official ting? Certainly. The hu maa cub, executed. He lived a life about as abnor mal as that of a lion cub on a ce ment floor at eighteen for a crime committ4 at seventeen. Never bad much of a chance, and, besides. the man whom he shot and killed was shooting ?t him, but with the law on his side. It was partly a ft, partly a murder. Several tejury signed the mother's -. .tticn for a commutation. 'If that lion cub, later on half grown, should break out and kill a man, they would simply put him b~kin the cage, make it stronger, admake him stay there. Would It not be as well to put for life in a nger oages the miserable ecea balyv born and badly reared, that aet as animals naturally do? Cania p nishment degadsthe puieof which it makes a killer, atid dsgas the public conscience. Murder will not cease while rul hng pbwer sets the example.' Ponsi, of Boston, had a plan to make 60 per cent profit in forty fIve days, and invited the public to come In. Nlow do you know that PeasI will prove, to put It polite ya mistake because he invites the plie to share his profits? Men oenmake 50 per cent In forty five day. and, in forty-five min a sebut they do not ask the pub tifty ewcent in forty-five days ja s o enough for the Insiders. luseunerthat when the get-rich quick germ Intrudes. Ninety-egh per cent of Amer iean pouaioni pays no Income tax, ecuse it has not enough money for the income tax class. 'Tis distresses some parots, who. think everybody should pay in eome tax, no matter how small the income. "just to make them feel parotic and feel that they have a tke in the Government.' How would it be to make the nlaety-eight million "patriotic" by making their Itake in the Governa meat a little ~gger? The creation et more wealt and fairer distribu tien of it would work wonders of parotism Do you remmber the wid patriotism and flag waving of the chaf pr'it'e 'i d how thv'y pi't" . their time "e N-~d d e - the little peeple? The ablest Socialist lomder in ICentisued on Pae a, Column 4.) Betrothes CITY IS READY FORALKOUT Commissioners, Indifferent to Threats, Inform Men They Can Quit. CONFERENCE THIS MORNING Final Effort at Settlement Made. Formal Vote Will Start Strike Tonight. With officers of the City Em ployes' Association predicting a strike of 2,400 per diem District em ployes, effective at 8 o'clock tomor row morning, District Commission ers Brownlow sad Kuts, in a brief statement, today gave assurances to the public that operations of the wa ter and sewer departments would un der no circumstances cease or be in terfered with. TELL 'sUso TO OT 13T JOBS. Thin WM tg only statement forth oomnfg orh thae caemius1ter to Ea7. fnlowtag their decision late yess terday 'ftternoofl refusing an increase of pap to per diem employes above the raise granted on July 1, last. The Commissioners told the men to look elsewhere for jobs if they are dis satisfied with the pistrict pay. Department of Labor conciliators, who were the cause of the strike postponement for one week. were busy today in an effert to effect a last minute setlement of the wage controversy. They have little hopes, however. Joseph Hurley. president of the City Employes' Association, who declares emphatically his men will walkout tomorrow, was called to the Labor Department for a conference with Rowland B. Mahany. conciliator. Up until a late hour today results of the conference were unknown. POSTPONED TWO WEEKS. For two weks the men have post poned strike action, with a view to having a settlement effected. To night's meting of the City Employes' Association at 1606 M street north west is the climax. Leaders declare a strike is Inevitable. Few of the per diem men work on Sunday. and the effects of a walk-out cannot be seen until Monday. If the predictions of labor leaders are car ried out, the city street cleaning de partment which collects garbage and trash and cleans the streets and the surface department will discontinue operations. President Hurley has asserted that the sewer department will cease operations with a strike, and he has declared the operation of the water department will be interfered with as a result of a walk-out. However, the District Commission ers take an entirely different view. They, today, were not greatly con erned over the effect of a strike over these departments, as will be seen from the following statement: "There is no danger that either the water department or sewer depart ment operations would be suspended or interferred with." Tonight's meeting is called for C (Continued on Page 10, Column 6.) Red Blooded Men and Women Are interested in the news of athletes in professional and amateur contests. Louis Dougher, Wash ington's leading sports writer, is away with the baseball team. What he has to say is honest, clean and readable. Bryan Morse, one of the nation's leading amateur sports authorities, writes of amateur activities exclu sively for The Times. Read The Times Sports Page. It's alwas Intereting. ICouple L $200 Will I Average W Pay For Fa NEW YORK. July 21.-Two hun dred dollars will be necessary for the outer garment fall wardrobe of a woman of average means. This figure was arrived at after conferences with various national women's wear organizations and a review of the shops where fall goods are on display. Hats-to begin with the top range from 05 to $500. That is those upon display. Salespeople whisper with bated breath that the vaults hold even greater treasures. But such are not for the common herd. All chapeaux under $15 have no trace of chicness. The material is shoddy and the workmanship slovenly. But for $15 the women of average Income can obtain a hat that will look well any. where. dTYLES UP TO TE MINUTE. These are made of duvetyne or duve tyne combined with velvet or taffeta. Attractive embroideries or appliques adorn them, and styles are as up to the minute as those of the latest im ported models. Sixty-five dollars seem to be the present price for which street wool dresses sell. Practically all of those employ the chemise or straight line and are brightened with lavish es brolderies or bead trimmings. Velours, serge, gabardine, tricotine and vel. vetegpes MW . . 3 l$ St thsl prienu W goed terlala, style and rahshly'Tdbe' suN, F4tl1 avenue ,is showing "simple- little things" for several hundred dollars, but their only evident superiority over the sixty-fives seems to be. a label saying "original creation" or "imported model." Separate skirts of all wool in nifty plaids or checks range from $20 to $26 just now. The sport tendency Is NEWYORKPOUCE SEARCH FOR LEROY Husband of Slain Woman Found in Trunk Said to Be In City. DETROIT, Mich.. July 31.-Devel opments in the "trunk murder mys tr ry.' which was revealed a week ago when the body of Mrs. Katherine Jackson Leroy was found in a trunk in a New York express warehouse, were meager during the last twenty four honrs, and police are still cast ing about in efforts to locate Eugene Leroy, usband of the dead woman, who is believed to have slain her. No reply has been received to re peated telegraphic requests to the police of Saitillo. Mex., where it was thought Leroy had been located (n Wednesday. The reports that Leroy had been seen in New York recently, were he ing investigated. an: acarch was b" Ing made for the mysterious trunk shipped to Birmingham, Ala.. which police believe may contain the vital organs removed from the body of the victim. Leroy may now be in this city, ac cording to a clue picked up today by the police. Leroy was seen here last Friday, the day the body was found, by a man who knew him in Detroit. ac cording to information which ham come to the authorities. The Detroit man had not then read of the finding of the body. Later, when he learned Leroy was being sought, he notified the authorities. POLES BLAME FRANCE FOR DEFEAT BY "REDS" BERLIN, July 31.-"Two French army corps could have saved Poland," it wan admitted in a Russian govern ment radiogram from Moscow today, and picked up here. The soviet government declares that the sale hope of the allies is that Glermany' will allow the transporta tion of allied troops across German soil to Poland. ALBAN[NS CAFFRE VALONA, PARIS HEARS PARIS, July 21.--An unconfirmed report that the Albanians have cap tured Valona, including the Italian garrison, and that Italian warships in the Adriatic are not bombarding the city. was received by the foreign office today. Whe Will Wia the Primee of Wales' Meem-de EmaMsh Lady e the teal. ea Pveteeaen gee temorrow% gendeg eldIn Dei le Price oman Must il Wardrobe noted in all of them. They are rather short and are pleated all the way 'round. Many of them are hung upon camisoles for the benefit of the popu lar slip-over, hang-below blouses. Dark street blouses of taffeta. satin or georgette come at no less than $20 Just at present if one obtains any value for the money. Surplice tri colette blouses are selling for about $12. Suits of velolyne or Evora cloth. which seem to be the two leading pile fabrics of the season, hover between $85 and $100. Serge or tricotine may be bought for much less. but are not considered very "smart." COATS TODD pR11M. A coat suitable for the average woman may be purchased for from $126 to $160. Such models are of splendid quality veldyne. evora, peach bloom or duvet de laine, are full lined with best satin, trimmed with em broidery and cut on the modish dol man lines. However, if milady de mands even the slightest trace of for she must hand over at least 200 bucks. For the woman who eschews a fabric coat for a fur coat, believing that the longer life of the later makes for economy, there are models rang ing from $376 to $1.56. Skunk. rac coon, and mtskrat onme in wrap ef fects at the lower pris and gra ogsree. 4040a - u n u 1d earacul, out on the IQ rnha lines. oeme in t tour Shoes may be bougst for 16 lady is not so oritical as to exct vasep of the hour, highness of out and two-tone effects. Good stret boots, low of heel, brown or black. can be bought for this price. Kid gloves hover about the 8.3 mark, and the most ordinary of hose is the same prios. DISHWASHESBODY CLAIMD BY WIOW She's Unable to Say Why Dr. Campbell Gave Up Lucra tive Practice. NEW YORK, July 31.-The body of Dr. Harry E. Campbell, the Pitts burgh physician, whose sudden death. a week ago, revealed that he had be come a dishwasher at Shanley's res taurant, was claimed yesterday by his widow, Mrs. Elena Campbell. Mrs. Campbell arrived earlier in the day from Port Carling. Canada, where she had gone after leaving Brooklyn a month ago. Mrs. Campbell gave permission that the body be turned over to Miss F. Lolu Findlay, a cousin in Pitts burgh, who is executrix of the estate of the physician's mother. Before Mrs. Campbell had been heard from Miss Findlay had offered to save the body from public burial. The body was sent to a Brooklyn utlfiertaking establishment last night to be sent to iPttsburgh. To morgue keepers Mrs. Campbell denied she had recently realised on a $20,000 endowment policy which her husband had taken out twenty years ago. The widow could give no reason for the menial position her husband had taken in this city in preference to a substantial practice he had in Pitts burgh. OMAHlA PAPERS RAISE SUNDAY EITION PRICE OMAHfA, Nob., July 31-Omaha's three daily newspapers, the Omaha Bee, World-Herald and Daily News announce an advance in price of all Sundey and weekday editions. Sunday papers will be sold at 10 cents and daily papers at 1 !'ents, compared with former prices of 5 cents for Bunday and' 2 cenmts daily. The weekly price by carrieri nlso will be advanced fronm la toi 20 cents. The change In prices b.oomi .i . frec tive tomorrow. CLEVELAND,. Ohio. July 31.-The Cleveland Plain Dealer aninounded to. day that effectiv~e Augurt 2 itii wales price will be increased fronm 2 to 3 cents. ARMY ACROSS BUG RIVER RERLiN, .July 31.-Russian troops have occupied Ilielostok, and the en tire Polish battle front is now ap proaching the IRiver Bug. according to advices from Warsaw today. The Warsaw-Bielostokt-Vilna road crosses the river Bug less than fifty miles nrth of Warsaw. ith of Gay ITALYPROBING POM WEALTH Get-Rich-Quick Promoter Will Have His Methods Examined By Embassy. BOSTON, July 31.-Local officials were advised today that agents of the Italian embassy at Washington have taken a hand in the investlga ties of the activities of Charles Ponui, who claims to have made $30, 000,000 for himself and his investors by manipulating the international re ply coupons of Italy and other Euro peen countries. Embassy officials are said to be as much in the dark as American au thorities concerning the young money wisard's scheme. STATE PLANS AUDIT. Attorney General Allen stated this afternoon that he will immidiately make an audit of the books of Charles Ponsi. "get-rich-quick" financier. The work will include operations of Ponsi mot only in Boston, but in Lawrence, Pramingham. New Bedfov4 Fall River, and ip other communities. This action follows a reqgtest fot a elate investigation by 1Governor Coolidge. District At rgey PeImf to' }f thee . e fke cea atte f'. uhn be of s~ se to he attorney ge eral and the district attorney. Coaneolcut, New Jersey, New Hampshire, and Maine authorities may be adlced to act to close Ponsi's offices in those States. It is esti Mated he has in all about thirty branches. Declaring he had been slandered in the oolumns of a local financial paper Ponal today said he had instructed his attorney to sue the propfietor of the publication for $5.OO,000. l'onzi hinted that there may be other libel suits filed. ALL BEEMN LEGAL, Speculators who have haunted PI illey offering to take over Ponsi so :urities exchange certificates at sac rifice prices were disturbed today by the report that some of those certifi -ates have been counterfeited and hat sharpers hope to unload the fake paper. There can be no unloading )f the counterfeits on Ponsi because no certificate is paid by the young inancier until its history has been certified. Upon arriving from his Lexington home by motor car today. Panzi found the auditor from the district attor ney's office still at work on books. Of ficials agree, however, that thus far the auditor has been unable to un earth anything illegal. A line of about fifty persons waited at the PI alley office today and there was little delay in paying them. MAY ACCEPT OFFER. "1 want my position clearly under stood." said Ponsi. "I do not chal lenge or defy the State or Govern ment officials. I have volunteered to assist in any examination of my books and will render any co-opera Lion possible in assisting in obtaining speedy results." "Does that mean, Mr. Ponsi, that you are prepared to divulge your methods of doing business?" he was asked. "It means that what I propose to show is that my assets are in excess of my outstanding liabiliti s." Ponsi issued the follow.ng state ment today: "As far as I can see, I will re-open business and resume my operations. I might accept an offer, made yester day, of $10,000.000 from a New York concern to turn over my Interests to them. It is a very large concern with extensive connections in this country and abroad. "An interview with a ' New York banker in regard to thIs offer was what prompted me yesterday to dodge my friends, the reporterm." When asked if he was still of the same mind in regard to starting a bank which would pay 50 per cent of the profits to the depositors, Mr. Ponsi said: "Thr're is no doubt about it.' Ponsi paid out $1,450,000 to deposi tars in three days this week, accord ing to his own figure's. On Tuesday he paid out $750.000; Wednesday, $500,000: Thursday, 5200.000, and to day expected to pay less than 5200,000. Clarence W, Barron, of the Boston News Bureau, maid today: "The very fact that Ponal claims to have first $l0,000,000. now 524,000,000 of per sonal wealth, and him exhibit of Si,500,000 on deposIt in one trust company, with declarations that he' has many millions mare in this coun try, is abmolute proof that the 200 per cent interest he has promised the depositorm with his concern does not came wholly from international reply coupons, Nystery of Loot Baby ('oaghia and Why Mis Kidmaptag Ham We Parallet la Hmeartissenese- Temeerew's Sea day Uveming Times, ? Gem.Man GELL GR IN FATAL REVEL Pretty Companion of Rich Rounder Tells Polle He At tacked Her in His Rooms. CHICAGO, July 31.-Sauel T. A. Loftis, famous Chicago diasmoed merchant and long a consplenouss figure in the city's night life, Is dead' today, and the police are trying to unravel the mysterious chal of cir camstances that led up to his death. SOLD MAN AND PIANOE. Roy M. ithayne. wealthy se of a former State street merchant, and hie pretty fiancee, Ruth Wood. are held by the police until they can determine whether [oftis met his death from natural causes ea wa )Fined. Both were in the daignoad .etehIt's lux u't01l4 Apartment da ..1"J r ib side wItn he died. A preliminary e inaetedr: by the coroner showed i ptt ded from con cusalon of the bra. .Tb were con tusions near the t le* but other wise the body bore rucs of vio la ee. . - -. sp W -sr- of disag uonsset. M.i t !olieo that the wraithy cl I betr to ltia ' r i y - letrmoat e,44 1:ta 4 t 't f%* ah atV13. She r. all, tot help. H- t o'cloc last eight. w According - story, Lottis himself adr ttt him .a the apart ment. Wit .n it few n.,nutes of h'a arrival, She -re toted 'he police, Loftin suddenly keeled ' i: d died. Loftis was intoxicated and clad in his pa Jamas. APARTMENT IN DISORDER. Chief cf 1' dlice Garrity himself and the heat r of Chicago's criminal de partments immediately took charge of the affair. The luxurious apartment was in a state of disonder. Oriental rugs were disarranged, tapestries had been torn from their places, and there were two emnpty whiskey bottles from Toftis' extensive private stock lying broken on the floor. The police found the dining room set for a dinner for two. The dinner had not been served. Shayne was at the apartment when the police arrived. He had called a doctor, who in turn had called the police. Miss Woods was taken at her mother's home at 2 a. m. A police man was waiting for her when she arrived. She had several of Loftis' famous diamdhda with her at the time. sHAYNE's STATEMENT. "Loftis could hardly stand when I arrived at the apartment, said Shayne. "My fiancee was standing beside hirr. terribly pale. I had hardly stepped in when Loftt swayed and fell. Hit. face hit the floor. I dragged him into the parlor. We applied smelling salts, but he didn't revive. I advised my fiancee to get away and told her that I would protect her name. I then called a doctor." Although a widower, Loftis kept a fully appointed apartment. One room was fitted up exclusively with dainty feminine things. It had been his cus tom, the neighbors said, to give gay parties thete. In Loftis' clothing were found two letters from women, one signed "J. M. if." and the other "J. V." Both indi cated t.ac writers had been intimate with the diamond merchant and bad been cast off by him. RD ThlADE INI I' TO RCEACH ENGLAND MONDAY L ON DO N, July 31.-M. Kramsin, IBolshevik minister of trade and com merce. will arrive at Newcastle on Monday, it was offelally announced today, The Blritish government has re quested Moscow to empower M. Kras "in to conduct political as well as commercial negotiations so that he can take part in the proposed general peace parleay a" Russia's representa ti ve. BANDITS ARE DRVE FROMICOMEIAN,; ALLIESKILL200 CONSTANTINOFIE, July 31. Allied troops hae. cleared the NI.. medam ainsula of Turk'h Lb mds, killing 10bandits, said mintary dispatehen to' British headquarter. today. The Nicemedian peninsula jet inlte the Sea of Marmera at faid, fifty milles south of Corn. stantinale. IJArs SEE EOOI WARINNEWU.& SIUP LAW OAIA. Japa July 31.-Th. Amerel lwbg law b practi ealy a edatratla .t eseusmie war an Japanr s ay a reestutiem adapted yesterday by the Osaka r(.saer et Commeree. ae -teaes are treated mat , and the measre .snad a mete .t see menie imperisltsm, the resslutIsn dedlares. TO1RED HORDES Gen. Ludendorff Says Bolshevik Armies Can Overrun "Fatherland." By FRANK MASON. lateruational News service.. (Copyright, 1110, by International News service.) BERLIN, July 31.--Germany lies tda at the meecy of Bolshevik Rus in a military sense, aecording to Gen. Erich Lodendorff, former quaz tanaster gneral of the German ay, ch of staff to Field Mar shal ye Hindenburg, and noted dur bthe we'o "sthe brains of the General Ledadorff deelarti that the frontIer ot Ea"t PEu.s4where the Russians are reborted to have massed 65,.0 troops. is virtually un protected and that Reichswehr. the present standing army of Germany, is no match for the veterans of the powerful army of Soviet Russia. General Ludendorff would not dis cuss the political phase of the new situation which has been created by kussia's successful campaign against Poland. "An analysis of the present military situation convinces me that Germany is at the mercy of Bolshevik Russia." declared the doldier. "The German Rechswehr is no match for the Soviet armies." "Do you mean that the Reichswehr troops are insufficient or incompetent to defend Germany from possible ag gression by the Russian army?' the general was asked. FEARS INTERNAL UPRISING. "Troops must always be judged in rel:4tion to their opponents." replied Ludendorff. "The Reichswehr soldiers have not been through maneuvers nor battle practice, and cannot be used to defend our Eastern frontier, because a large proportion of the army would be required to maintain order In the interior of Germany. Attempt -ed invasiem by the Russians might result In laternal treoble started by their German sympa.et'r. "On the other hand, the Russians are in good lighting shape and are well trained. They have defeated the armies of General Denikin and Ad miral Koltchak, and now they have conquered the Poles. They have greater numbers of fighting men than we have. "I consider that the east Prussian frontier is unprotected, and is there fore Germany's greatest danger spot. We are solely dependent upon the good will of Russia's Soviet army. and it is an unbearable position for any state to be in." DENIES RE 1s RED LEADER. General Ludendorff was reminded of reports that have been circulated from time to time in allied countries that he is the leader of a 'National et-Bolshevik" movement in Germany. He greeted this remark with a hearty laugh and then replied: "Anyone who believes this has cer taInly given but little attention to what I have written and said on the subject. But I naust keep away from all politics. I am a soldier. r only feel and care for Germany's future." FATERl KillS1HS SON MISTAKEN FOR TIlE Frak 3. Dissend Emupties Shotgun When Re Finds Man in Berry Patch. CONCORD. N. H.. July 11.- F'rank K. Dimond, one of the most prominent rsidents of West ('oncord. and presi dent of the West. Parish Association. shot and killed his son Oliver. mis taking him for a berry thief. Oliver. unknown to his father, was also watching the raspherry patch. received a load of buckshot in the abdomen and bled to death before medical aid could be secured. On seeing a man emerge front the bushes with a weapon in hand, the elder Dimond fired. The dead man left a widow and three children. We Fram es ee tafr "The WiMd VIowee GWr.," Carl linh's DeUghtful Ptntag, Presented With Temeevews amn Emema= Time. OPPOSETU Polish Cabinet In All-Night Con ference With Anglo French Mission. 500-MILE FRONT AFLAME Action of Moscow Government Discredited By Men in Field. WARSAW, July *L -he 9%06 embiaet and Mhe Aagk.F.eesh mi. stem were In enteresee thseegbst the might preparlg memures to' eb .taken In event the sS.as refuse .te ga the armstiee preteeel. The press amemaees that eztieise. . steps are eatesmpiated. LONDON. July 31.-Although the Polish armistice envoys are reported to have crossed the Russo-Polish lines last night, and active negotia tions for a truce were to begin this morning, official dispatches to the Britdsh government indicated that, the Russian soviet troops were pressing their attacks with vislenes along the entire Polish frontier. REDs AT ERNST LIYVOUK. The advancint Russian army In Pe land has reached the fortress of Kest Litoyqk, said a Soviet war Ace ceaqunlqu wlreleased . n cow t 4by 'd pioii4sp > The comt. whi Was dated a army is r logash 1tb Po td the arm.tice. The * follows: "We h4ve oceupied BIelpatok (110 miles northeast of Wardiw). "In the direction ef Bjisk (100 miles northeast of Warsaw) we bav forced the Narva river after 91 fighting. "The Russians.have occupied Pr any (140 miles east of Warsaw). energetic advance has carried it troops to Brest Litovsk. "In the direction of Kovel we 1..ve (lung back the Poles from the Stok n$ river." ARMISTICE MAY FAIL. The Polish armistice envoys 'et Warsaw late Friday for Baranovil ski, and expected to meet the Soviet d le gates between $ and 9 o'clock fo' formal exchange Introductions, sa I a dispatch from the Polish capital to day. Active armistice negotiations v are to begin today, but some doubt 'has been cast on the outcome by rep its that officers of the old Czarist reg me in the Red army were refusing to obey orders from Moscow. Members of the Polish armistice delegation expressed the hope when they left Warsaw that the soviet's terms would be auch that they could be accepted without lengthy negotia tions. so tha.t the news could be flash ed to the world that fighting had at last come to an end on the battle front. NEAR GERMAN FRONTIER. A wireless dispatch. received here at 10 o'clock, reported that the Rus sians had re-opened their drive north of Warsaw and had seized Lomza. Lomma is only seventy-five miles northeast of the Polish capital, and but twenty miles from the German frontier. If this is confirmed. this seizure will constitute a direct attack upon Polish territorial integrity. The Allies have already warned Soviet Russia of the serious consequences of invading the lolish territory inside the demarcat ion line. 'p to noon. the, foreign offie and the war office had recelved no official nebws of the opening of 'actual arm istice negotiations between the Pblish and Russian delegates either at Bar anovitshe4 or lBrest Litovik. ITALY .50IN ALLIANCE.. The action of the Russian high come. mand in continuing assaults against the Polish line over a 500-mile frout5 despite the fact that the Sove gore, erpment at Moscow had officially a.. cepted Poland's request for an amiic tice and cessation of hostilities, is jeopardizing the proposed general peace conference of Russia and the Russian trorder states in Londom. 2,000 GUNS SEIZED BY HUNGARIANS AT IFERS 1NF! IENNIA, July 31-Wews was received here today thatd0 NRa.. gariaan had eressed th Austrina uralr sar Fuerteufeld, rdlmar a muaateus depot and eseslg with 3,00 rifles and machtim gus 'the weapeas, tegether wiha supply of ammunities, wer ~den meter treks and caied inte Bangary. The Hungarian er hati ..esaa a h ma f~gan ases.